VHS boys� basketball captures fourth win

VHS boys��? basketball captures fourth win By Parker Knox
Sportswriter Vermillionâ�?�?s boys basketball team captured their fourth victory of the season last week, pulling away with a strong fourth quarter to earn a sweet 44-32 triumph over the Watchdogs. The Tanagers also lost to state â�?�?Aâ�? title contender Madison, 73-41. Vermillion, after hosting Dakota Valley Tuesday, heads to Harrisburg Friday for a rematch with the Tigers in the last road game of the regular season.�?  The Tanagers will be home Tuesday against Wagner, Feb. 19 against Madison and Feb. 27 against Canton to set the stage for tournament play. After an early 10-4 deficit against Beresford, the Tanagers rallied with eight straight points.�?  Cole Andre's basket two minutes into the second period gave VHS its first lead.�?  A trey by Kylen Freidel and a free throw from Blaine Olson lifted the Tanagers into a 16-15 halftime edge. The contest seesawed through the third quarter in which each club scored 11 points. From a 31-31 tie with six minutes left, Vermillion roared off out of sight with an 11-0 run.�?  Olson ignited it with a jumper at the 4:20 mark.�?  A rebound put-back by Kyle Nemec followed, then Tyler Johnson snared a rebound at one end of the court and drained a three-pointer at the other end. A pair of hard-earned rebounds by Nemec kept the ball in Vermillion's hands.�?  Andre finished off the scoring with three free throws, and Johnson added one to conclude a 13-1 stretch after the game had been tied at 31. Nemec had 10 points and seven rebounds, Olson nine points and eight boards, Andre eight points and Freidel his usual contribution all over the court â�?�?�? nine points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals.�?  The Tanagers had a 35-22 advantage on the boards. Against all odds at Madison Friday, the Tanagers earned a 14-13 first-quarter lead when Andre sank a buzzer-beater.�?  His third trey of the game brought Vermillion to within 26-21 a few minutes later, but from there the Bulldogs ran off and hid with a 14-5 advantage for a 40-26 halftime margin.�?  Chad White had 12 of his team's 27 points in that period. A 22-9 third-quarter edge put Madison up by 62-35 after three stanzas. Andre had 14 points, all in the first half, along with six rebounds and five assists.�?  Olson scored 11 points with five boards, and Nemec contributed six points and seven rebounds.�?  The Tanagers nearly kept even off the boards against Madison, being outrebounded by only 30-26. �? �?  VHS …..�? �?  8�?  16�?  27�?  44 �? �? �?  Beresford�?  10�?  15�?  26�?  32 VHS:�?  Steele 1-3 0-0 2.�?  Rasmussen 00-1 0-0 0.�?  Andre 2-10 3-4 8.�?  Robinson 1-1 0-0 2.�?  Johnson 1-4 1-2 4.�?  Freidel 4-9 0-2 9.�?  Olson 2-6 5-8 9.�?  Nemec 5-7 0-0 10.�?  Totals 16-41 9-16 44. Beresford:�?  11-41 5-6�?  32. �? �? �?  VHS ….�?  14�?  26�?  35�?  41 �? �? �?  Madison�?  13�?  40�?  62�?  73 VHS:�?  Ustad 0-2 0-0 0.�?  Steele 1-1 1-2 3.�?  Rasmussen 0-1 0-0 0.�?  Andre 5-13 0-0 14.�?  Robinson 0-1 2-3 2.�?  Johnson 1-1 0-0 3.�?  Freidel 1-9 0-0 2.�?  Husby 0-0 0-0 0.�?  Ekstrom 0-0 0-0 0.�?  Olson 4-4 3-4 11.�?  Jerred 0-0 0-0 0.�?  Nemec 2-6 2-4 6.�?  Totals 14-38 8-13 41. Madison:�?  30-55 8-9 73. �? 

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>